This week: A Summer's Evening of Song, Letchworth District Gardeners Summer Show, Shopping Exhibition, Energy Clinic, Letchworth City Chorus, Baby Gallery Tour and more.....

Heather McLaughlin's picture

Here’s our round-up of some events over the coming week, compiled by the Local & Tourist Information Centre, also available in The Comet. For more information visit the Local & Tourist Information Centre’s website here.

Letchworth General Market: Today, Thursday and Saturday 15. The general market will run from 8am to 4pm in Leys Avenue.      

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Harpenden, with lunch at The Red Cow. Next week’s ride is to Jordans Mill (including Garden City Wheelers). Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.

Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. Open coffee morning with free refreshments. A chance for a chat in peace and calm. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton way South. From 10.30am to 12 noon. All welcome. Free parking.

North Herts 50 Plus: Today, Thursday. Join this informal group for their AGM. At BAHC, Town Hall, 4 High Street, Baldock. From 2pm. Free to NH50 Plus members (£5 to join), £3 non-members, £2 LALG members. For more details call 01462 689400 or visit

LALG Whist Club: Today, Thursday. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a friendly and fun weekly whist drive. New members of all levels welcome. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.15pm. For more details call David on 01462 636373.

Bring Your Baby Gallery Tour: Friday, July 14. A special tour at the Broadway Gallery designed for parents and carers, where they are welcome to bring their baby along. Join Broadway Gallery Curator, Laura Dennis to discover more about our exhibitions and meet other people interested in doing the same. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10.30am – 11.15am. Free admission. For more details visit

Farmers Market: Saturday, July 15. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 8am to 1pm.

Historic Guided Walking Tour: Saturday, July 15. Join one of Letchworth’s Town Historians on a pleasant stroll through some of the highlights of the first Garden City’s history. Meet at the Tourist Information Centre, 33-35 Station Road. Starts 10.30am. Finishes at the International Garden City Institute, where you can enjoy free hot drinks and discover more about the history of Letchworth. Free but booking essential at

Letchworth City Chorus: Saturday, July 15. Helping to ‘Raise the roof’. Concert in aid of St Michaels roof repairs. At St. Michael’s Church, Broadway. Starts at 2.30pm. Tickets £8, £6 concession form St Michael’s Parish Office 01462 676001 or on the door. Refreshments available.

Indoor Football Training: Saturday, July 15. A weekly indoor football training session for adults with learning difficulties. At Fearnhill Sports Centre, Icknield Way. From 3pm - 4pm. £5 per session. For more details call Kam on 07809 109313.

LDGA 53rd Summer Show: Saturday, July 15. 76 classes this year in this popular show including flowers, vegetables, fruit, children’s, photography, handicrafts and art. Free cookery demos and tastings, plant sale and garden advice. Tea, coffee and cake, raffle.  At Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 2pm.

A Summer’s Evening of Song: Saturday, July 15. Garden City Singers present an evening of song at Letchworth Free Church, Gernon Road. Starts at 7pm. Adults £8, 10-18 Years £5, Under 10 Free. Refreshments provided. Tickets from Local & Tourist Information Centre, 333-35 Station Road and David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap.

Saturday Social Dance:  Saturday, July 15. Come along for an evening of Sequence and Ballroom dancing. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South.  From 7.30pm to 10pm. Admission £5.00. Everyone welcome. For more details call Janice on 07766 685679.

Letchworth Boot Sale: Sunday, July 16. The boot sale runs from 10am to 2pm. At Town Hall Car Park, Arena Parade. From £5 per boot. For more details call 07956 388858.

QI Gong and Meditation: Monday, July 17 and Tuesday 18. Join these relaxing and enriching classes held every week. Monday classes QI Gong at 10am. Tuesday classes QI Gong at 7.30pm and Meditation at 8.30pm. At Evergreen Wellness Centre. 607 Works Road. Classes can be joined anytime. For more details or a free taster email, call 07890 032475 or visit

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, July 17. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way, (Broadway end). Central Letchworth with parking. Every Monday at 1.00pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 10.00am. For more details call Marion on 01462 730289.

LALG Opera and Ballet Group: Tuesday, July 18. Part two of The Story of Manon Lescaut. Massenet’s opera Manon and Puccini’s Manon Lescaut’ and MacMillan’s ballet Manon. Each depicts the story so if you were unable to attend the first session, each stands alone. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 7.15pm 9.30pm. £3 members, £4 non-members. For more details call John Cox on 01438 241043.

Moving Through Life – Creative Dance Group: Tuesday, July 18 and Thursday 19. Get moving, be creative and express yourself. Weekly classes for those who want to dance and move, without the pressure to perfect a style or technique. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. Thursday from 12.30pm - 1.30pm term time only. With a traditional style Egyptian belly dance class held on a Tuesday from 8.15pm - 9.30pm. £6 per class, first class £3. For more details and to book call Bridget on 07766 086183 or email or

Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, July 19. It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how by bringing your bill to this weekly drop in clinic and be switched to a better deal. At Citizens Advice, 49 Station Road. From 1pm - 3pm.

How Social Media on the Internet can help with Family History Research: Wednesday, July 19. A talk by Roger Palmer for Letchworth and District Family History Group. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. Starts at 8pm. Members £2, non-members £4. For more details visit

North Herts Mental Health Carer Support Group: Thursday, July 20. This monthly meeting is for those who care for someone with a mental illness. It is a peer led group with an opportunity to meet others in similar situations for friendship, support and information sharing. No need to book, just come along. At Heritage Advisory Centre, 43 Station Road. At 11am. For more information please call Carers in Hertfordshire on 01992 586969.

Angels in America – Part 1: Millennium Approaches: Thursday, July 20. NT Live: America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6.45pm. Tickets £16 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Thursday, July 20. Bernie Pritchard presents ‘Jazz Live!’ - featuring Class Acts in Hot Spots and Tony Sudweeks presents ‘All The Cats Join In’.  Plus other musical delights throughout the evening!  At the Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill.  Doors open 7pm.  Visitors and new members always very welcome.  More details from Bernie on 01763 248421 or 01462 622466.

Shopping in Letchworth: On now until Saturday, September 30. A special exhibition exploring over one hundred years of shops in Letchworth. Featuring photographs and objects from the Garden City Collection. At The Community Museum, 12 – 14 The Arcade. Open Thursday – Saturday from 11am – 4pm.  Admission free.